Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the club King organizes at Boston?
(a) The Religious Club
(b) The Freedom Club
(c) The Communist Club
(d) The Philosophical Club

2. What does the waitress pour over Lewis?
(a) Gravy
(b) Water
(c) Orange juice
(d) Cream

3. What did the Dexter Avenue Church find it difficult to find?
(a) A congregation
(b) Funding
(c) Suitable preachers
(d) A church

4. Why did Moses drop out of graduate school?
(a) To care for his mother
(b) To travel
(c) To become a Civil Right leader
(d) To care for his father

5. Who is the American President in this chapter?
(a) Kennedy
(b) Eisenhower
(c) Nixon
(d) Ford

6. What does the Atlanta Female Baptist Seminary change their name to?
(a) King School
(b) Rockefeller School
(c) The School of Fun
(d) Spelman School

7. What is the name of Williams' daughter?
(a) Alberta
(b) Anne
(c) Denise
(d) Coretta

8. What do the courts accuse King of not paying taxes for?
(a) Income earned from lecturing
(b) Income earned from writing
(c) Income earned from preaching
(d) Income earned from Civil Rights work

9. What does the Ku Klux Klan burn in front of John's lawn?
(a) A kitten
(b) A cross
(c) A sweater
(d) A photograph

10. Whose philosophy does Harris Wofford follow?
(a) Nietzsche
(b) Kafka
(c) Gandhi
(d) Marx

11. What country does Betty's family come from?
(a) Germany
(b) Britain
(c) Romania
(d) France

12. Where does King study for his doctorate?
(a) New York University
(b) Boston College
(c) University of Virginia
(d) Chicago University

13. What did Johns begin to sell on the streets?
(a) Fruits and vegetables
(b) Bibles
(c) Clothes
(d) Lemonade

14. Who does Kennedy select as his running mate?
(a) Jimmy Carter
(b) Lyndon Johnson
(c) Robert Kennedy
(d) James Fox

15. What does John Lewis go to the restaurant to eat?
(a) Fired chicken
(b) Hamburgers
(c) Steaks
(d) Boiled chicken

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has dinner with the Freedom Riders when they arrive in Atlanta?

2. What did King have to work on as well as working on church business?

3. What did James B. Pritchard teach?

4. What kind of people did the Dexter Avenue Church attract?

5. Who does Robert Kennedy fear racial tension will make USA appear weak to?

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